A crew cleans the windows of the Pacific Guardian Center at the corner of Bishop Street and Ala Moana. Automated cleaning systems exist and are gradually being improved, but most high-rise owners prefer the human touch for their windows. The job offers fabulous views and built-in thrills, plus the constant element of danger. In April, a window cleaner lost consciousness while working on a Kapiolani Boulevard tower. Firefighters rescued the man, who was being held up by colleagues, by breaking through a window with their axes and li ing him to safety, KHON2 reported.
TIME: Wednesday, 8:50 a.m.
LOCATION: Pacific Guardian Center
PHOTOGRAPHER: Aaron K. Yoshino